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#WomenDirect: A Showcase of British Black Women Directors

By Jennifer Robinson | August 3, 2019

I was fortunate to have watched a preview screening of Shola Amoo’s The Last Tree (2019), a much-anticipated film. Amoo has up to this production, made short films with stories to include Touch (2013) and A Moving Image (2016). The Last Tree is an obvious demonstration of the growth, development and clear filmmaking talent of Amoo.   […]

Short Film Third Act’s Introspection On Deceit

By Jennifer Robinson | April 15, 2019

We get introduced to the characters of Third Act as the three women of this short film decide to collaborate on a project. The headstrong friends clash with ideas as they decide to enter the terrain of podcasting. Each has their own precise way they believe the programming, scheduling and content for the venture should take […]

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Nothing But Comedy In Suffering As Sinitta Monero Introduces Her New Webseries

By Jennifer Robinson | March 25, 2019

Venus vs Mars, Dear Jesus, Brothers With No Game, Undiagnosed, Meet The Adebanjos are just a few British webseries which have found their own levels of success over the last few years. It’s a tough genre to maintain without ongoing funding through subscriptions, advertising or some other financial stream that keeps the production running.  Whilst the 2015, […]

‘Colour Her In’ Film Theme Showcases Women Animators

By Jennifer Robinson | November 25, 2018

It’s a pleasure (and in some respects a duty) to connect with much younger audiences and one way in which we try to do so is through animation – but you don’t have to be a youngster to enjoy what’s on offer in our programme! Animation is a genre where women filmmakers are woefully underrepresented […]

Focus On What Brings Us Together: Women Of The Lens Interviews The Sycamore Gap Film Director

By Jennifer Robinson | November 17, 2018

We’re featuring 46 films this year and a personal look behind these productions is a good insight into some of the reasons why these heart-felt stories come into being. The Sycamore Gap (2018) is set in 1841. It follows an intimate love affair between two women and in loving each other they cross race and […]

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Creative Decisions Revealed From Women Filmmakers In Our December Programme

By Jennifer Robinson | November 4, 2018

Giving voice to women in filmmaking is part of the ethos of Women Of The Lens and the power of their creativity is as immense as it always was – our submissions portal was awash with it. Below we hear from five women in our December programme who reveal some of the reasons behind their […]